Best Money Tips: How to Curb the Urge to Buy

By Amy Lu on 21 June 2010 (Updated 13 July 2010) 0 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we have a method to help you stop buying things on impulse, tips for price-matching savings, ways to spend less on organic food, and more!

Top 5 Articles

How To Stop Impulse Buying — To resist the urge to buy, try the HALT method: Deal with any feelings of hunger, anger, loneliness or tiredness first before you enter a store.  Moolanomy

Top Tips for Pricing Match Makers — "When you are price matching in a store make sure you let the cashier know ahead of time so they can have the item overridden with the lower price."  Frugal for Life

How to Buy Organic Food and Eat Well for Less Money — You can be selective about what you buy organic: "If you do ALL of your shopping at an organic supermarket, you'll spend about double on food unless you shop during the right sales and stay disciplined."  The Digerati Life

Free Exercise Ideas to Shape-up for Summer — Plyometrics, living room intervals, sprints are equipment-free ways to get into shape.  Money Under 30

The Real Reason Your Summer Energy Bills Are So High — And Seven Simple Ways to Fix It — You guessed it: it's the air conditioner. However, perform regular maintenance, draw the blinds, run the ceiling fan correctly and other simple fixes can help reduce the energy use of the A/C.  The Simple Dollar

Other Essential Reading

Dress Yourself For Free: How to Host A Clothing Swap — "A clothing swap is a win on several fronts, For example, it decreases clutter in your closet, and gives you a chance to freshen up your wardrobe for free."  Get Rich Slowly

Get 2 free months of Costco Membership AND $25! — Combine two offers to get two free months of Costco membership and $25 credit on a Costco AmEx card. Here's how!  Clever Dude

Get the facts you need to save hundreds on your auto insurance. — "What one company may offer at no additional cost, another company may charge you extra for, or may not offer at all."  How I Save Money

5 Important Steps For Retirement Planning — Start by setting specific goals: "You have to know what target you're aiming for if you're going to hit it. If you don't have some defined goals you'll really have no idea how to evaluate your progress."  Christian PF

Fire Your Broker: 9 Keys to Investing Successfully On Your Own — "Rises and falls in the stock market are normal and frequent. Don't invest your emergency fund into the stock market because you don't know when you'll need to use it."  Millionaire Mommy Next Door

 

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